Utilities http://krcc.org en Electric Rates to Go Down for CSUtils Customers http://krcc.org/post/electric-rates-go-down-csutils-customers <p>Electric rates for Colorado Springs Utilities customers are going down starting this Friday.&nbsp;KRCC’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Dana Cronin reports.</span><br />&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:58:57 +0000 Dana Cronin 21646 at http://krcc.org Electric Rates to Go Down for CSUtils Customers Colorado Springs Fire Department Battling Blaze at Martin Drake Power Plant http://krcc.org/post/colorado-springs-fire-department-battling-blaze-martin-drake-power-plant <p></p><p><br />Investigators are on the scene at the Martin Drake Power Plant in downtown Colorado Springs after a four-alarm fire broke out this morning at the facility. The fire department reports two Utilities workers suffered minor injuries, one of whom was transferred to the hospital. &nbsp;There are no reported injuries to firefighters.<br /><br />At a press conference this afternoon, Fire Chief Chris Riley said only one of the plant evacuees suffered a minor injury.</p><p>----</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 16:29:27 +0000 Andrea Chalfin 18643 at http://krcc.org Colorado Springs Fire Department Battling Blaze at Martin Drake Power Plant Renewable Energy Standard Target of State GOP Repeal Efforts http://krcc.org/post/renewable-energy-standard-target-state-gop-repeal-efforts <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State lawmakers are expected to debate the repeal of a controversial renewable energy bill today. As </span>Bente<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Birkeland<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports, Senate Bill 252 was one of the most hotly debated bills last legislative session.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 15:42:18 +0000 Bente Birkeland 13879 at http://krcc.org Renewable Energy Standard Target of State GOP Repeal Efforts Utilities' Mitigation Work in Northfield Watershed Nearly Complete http://krcc.org/post/utilities-mitigation-work-northfield-watershed-nearly-complete <p><br>Efforts continue all across the Waldo Canyon burn scar to help reduce the effects of flooding.&nbsp; Colorado Springs Utilities expects to wrap up initial work in the Northfield Watershed on Rampart Range within the next month or so.&nbsp; But Project Manager Kim Gortz with Utilities says it’s really an ongoing effort.</p><p><em>"Hayman’s still seeing issues 10 years post-fire, so I think we’re starting in our planning phase as far as what do we do for long-term restoration, what do we do for monitoring each time we have a monsoon season."</em></p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 23:40:53 +0000 Andrea Chalfin 7559 at http://krcc.org Utilities' Mitigation Work in Northfield Watershed Nearly Complete